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Does screw removal from ankle require a cast? Screws removed from bone

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Varies

It does vary in part on surgeons preference and also the nature of the bone and fracture involved.
When the screw is removed, there is a hollow bone tunnel left where the screw was that slowly fills in with bone. In some situations, this can act as a stress riser to create a new fracture and that is the usual rationale for protecting some patients with a cast after screw removal. Thank you.

In brief: Varies

It does vary in part on surgeons preference and also the nature of the bone and fracture involved.
When the screw is removed, there is a hollow bone tunnel left where the screw was that slowly fills in with bone. In some situations, this can act as a stress riser to create a new fracture and that is the usual rationale for protecting some patients with a cast after screw removal. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Surgeons

Preference.

In brief: Surgeons

Preference.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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